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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-off public holiday on Monday, March 2 this year will be held to honour the appointment of Tonga’s first Cardinal, His Eminence Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53).
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s government will meet today with World Bank officials in Parliament.
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Friday 13 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo’ale Finau (55) was appointed the Governor of Ha’apai during a ceremony at an LDS Church in Hihifo on Thursday, February 12.
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Thursday 12 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A desperate move by the Tongan Government to address demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Tonga to upgrade its Aviation Safety Regulations resulted in the grounding of the MA60 aircraft and a restriction on the size of aircraft for its outer islands domestic air services.
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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Taufa, a Tongan national who lives and works in New Zealand has been appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva today, 10 February.
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Friday 6 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo’ale Finau is the new governor of Ha’apai, the Acting Secretary to Cabinet, ‘Aholotu Palu confirmed at noon today, 6 February.
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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many of the roadside vendors, who last year took over the waterfront side of Vuna Road, have moved their stalls to Siamelie, a temporary market area situated on the waterfront in Ma’ufanga.
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Friday 9 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trimming expenditures of Cabinet and high ranking officials will be part of refashioning the Tongan civil service to become effective, Tonga’s new Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, said in his inaugural address to civil servants this afternoon at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new $25 million pa’anga Government office building dubbed “St George Palace” at Pangai Si’i in the Nuku’alofa CBD, has been postponed until after the Coronation of King Tupou VI in July 2015.
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva, in his first press conference as Tonga’s new Prime Minister, said that realistically his new government would not be able to implement their own working programs until they introduced their national budget for the 2015-16 financial year at the end of June.
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Wednesday 31 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The names of Tonga’s new Cabinet Ministers were released by the interim Chief Secretary to Cabinet, ‘Aholotu Palu after mid-day today, following the acceptance by King Tupou VI of the nominees submitted by the Prime MInister elect ‘Akilisi Pohiva yesterday.
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Next week the Tonga Government’s public service will close down at 4:30pm Friday, 19 December, its last working day, before the beginning of its Christmas and New Year holidays.
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Thursday 6 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans had a day-off on Monday, November 3 as the Kingdom observed a national holiday celebrating its 139 year-old Constitution - the second oldest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wednesday 29 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A beautification program of the Nuku’alofa waterfront is taking a bumpy ride while the government vacillates over what to do with the street vendors who have taken over the waterfront side of Hala Vuna to market their products. Some camp on the side of the street overnight to claim their spots.
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Monday 20 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The PSA has withdrawn their demand for salary rise for all public servants but has stated that it will represent its demands to a newly elected government next year.
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Friday 17 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strike by the Civil Servants that was scheduled for today, 17 October has been postponed to Monday, 20 October, the Secretary General of PSA Mele ‘Amanaki told Matangi Tonga yesterday.
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Monday 13 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is threatening a strike on Friday October 17 demanding that the Tongan government agree to a 20-22% salary rise for Civil Servants. Government has stressed in a statement this week that it cannot afford any further pay rises this year.
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by the Ministry of Justice to reform Tonga’s judicial system is on hold, awaiting HM King Tupou VI’s consent to amendments of the Constitution and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act, that were passed by Parliament at the end of August. A constitutional review has found that “The provisions in the Constitution relating to the Judiciary are particularly laking in both structure and content to the extent that they are not only unworkable but are totally incompatible with the principles of constitutional monarchy and democracy upon which the new Constitution of 2010 was supposed to have been founded.” By Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 2 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A planned resignation by the four members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) was avoided this week when it was discovered that there was a missing link between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Commissioners.
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The central Nuku'alofa bus stop remained unusually quiet today, the second day of a strike by Tongatapu bus owners, over the rejection by government of their request for an exemption from Customs Duty and Consumption Tax on fuel and motor parts.

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